UL receives MasterCard’s qualification for the personalization validation tool to support EMV card issuers in the U.S.


UL SymbolUL is pleased to announce that the latest MasterCard® Card Personalization Validation (version 7) module in the Collis EMV Personalization Validation Tool (version 3.9.5) has been qualified by MasterCard including the U.S. Common Debit AID (i.e. the U.S. Maestro AID).

Professional testing of personalized MasterCard® EMV/PayPass™ cards is essential to ensure global card acceptance. In addition, Debit MasterCard® cards issued in the U.S. must support the MasterCard AID and the U.S. Maestro AID, in order to enable unaffiliated network routing required by U.S. legislation. The newly developed MasterCard Card Personalization Validation (CPV) module in the Collis EMV Personalization Validation Tool checks if MasterCard cards are correctly personalized according to the latest MasterCard specifications. It includes the U.S. specific personalization profiles that ensure compliance with the Durbin Legislation.

Maxim Dyachenko, Service Line Manager Test Tools at UL’s Transaction Security division states: “The Collis EMV Personalization Validation Tool is the most thorough and comprehensive test tool for issuers, card personalization bureaus and card manufacturers that want to validate the personalization of their contact/contactless payment cards and mobile payment applications. With the tool issuers easily check the correctness of the personalization of any EMV card application according to the latest test specifications of the seven major worldwide payment schemes.”

Mr Dyachenko added: “We are proud to have the new MasterCard CPV version qualified. The use of the Collis EMV Personalization Validation Tool fits also seamlessly to prepare for the MasterCard CPV Formal Approval Service that UL can deliver. This test tool with the MasterCard CPV module is of great value to all its users getting ready for the U.S. EMV migration since it enables issuers of MasterCard cards to speed up their personalization process, which reduces their time-to-market.”

The new MasterCard CPV 7 module ensures compliance with the following MasterCard standards:
• M/Chip Requirements 20 September 2013
• M/Chip Personalization Data Specifications and Profiles 28 June 2013
• M/Chip Card Personalization Standard Profiles 28 June 2013
• M/Chip Card Personalization U.S. Market Standard Profiles 21 March 2014
• PayPass – M/Chip Requirements 10 April 2014
• PayPass Personalization Data Specifications, Version 1.9 – June 2014

For further information please visit www.ul-ts.com


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